Clerk Who Denies Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Now Serving Jail Time

Cierra Bailey
A Kentucky clerk has a heated debate with same-sex couples as she continues to deny them marriage licenses despite a Supreme Court order.

As it turns out, the overzealous Kentucky county clerk who refuses to give gay couples marriage licenses has been married FOUR times and now she's sitting behind bars. 

Records reportedly obtained by another news outlet found that before Kim Davis surrendered herself to religion and started working "under God's authority," she went through three divorces prior to settling with her current spouse. 

“I am not perfect,” Davis said. “No one is. But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and the Word of God.”

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The information released earlier this week is working against her "religion" argument for not serving gay couples, as she is looking more and more like a hypocrite.

As she continues to uphold her beliefs, a federal judge ordered her to jail and she is to remain in custody until she orders her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The question everyone's asking is why hasn't she been fired? Well, she's an elected official and therefore cannot be fired. The federal court judge didn't think a fine would be enough to make Davis comply, so she was taken to the slammer. 

She claims that her choice to refuse issuing same-sex marriage licenses is not a "light issue" for her but instead is a "heaven or hell decision."

We're pretty sure that no matter what higher power you serve, divorce is definitely frowned upon in the religious sphere and Ms. Davis has three under her belt to explain on judgment day. 

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“To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” Davis said in a statement. 

A video was posted to Facebook by a local news station which shows two gay couples, joined by news crews and photographers, demanding Davis to issue their licenses.

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Davis can be heard saying, “We are not issuing marriage licenses today.”And when asked who has authorized her not to issue the license she answers, “Under God’s authority.” In the video, Davis asks everyone to leave as they are "interrupting" her business and threatens to call the police. One of the gay men says,

"I pay your salary! I'm paying for you to discriminate against me right now."


Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses. Here's raw footage of the confrontation.

Posted by WKYT on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The same-sex couples who previously sued Davis for not issuing their marriage licenses filed a motion to hold her in contempt of court.